Latest from Porto Alegre – Day 4, 2013

Latest results from Day 4 of the 2013 World Masters Championships in Porto Alegre Brazil

Written by Bridget Cushen on 22/10/2013

On the 4th day of the first ever World Track & Field Championships to be held in South America, competitors are still experiencing organisational problems but the British athletes are coming through with flying colours. MMAC President, David Oxland at last reached the victory podium with a silver behind the Colombian Loaiza in the M60 800m. 31 men entered this age category race. There was a bronze medal for John Thomson (SVHC) in the M55 group in 2.12.21sec and Winston Laing struck gold in the M70 category.

VAA-NE and British Champion, Guy Bracken, had a tough fight for his silver in the M40 5000m with a time of 15.53.71sec behind home favourite, Gomes of Brazil. Mike Tees was an excellent 3rd in an age category that had attracted 56 entries. NVAC Steven Doxey finished a credible 21st out of the 3-seeded races.

Andrew Robinson also got a bronze in the M45 category, Simon Anderson placed 6th.

After their brilliant team silver in the M60 cross-country race on the first day, John Shapland (SWVAC), Welshman David Proffitt and Archie Jenkins all featured prominently again filling 10th, 25th and 38th positions.

More medals were coming in from the Field event athletes. Kevin Brown (MMAC) won a bronze in the M45 Discus but Trevor Wade (SCVAC) just missed out on a medal in the M55 long jump.